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2016 Festival Season Essentials

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2016 Festival Season Essentials

It’s finally festival season! When it comes to outdoor music festivals, most people know that there are a bunch of items that must absolutely be packed. Items like sunblock, bug spray, and portable chargers, are all on the list of must-haves. Of course, your must-haves list will vary from the type of festival attending; different festivals have their own styles and vibes.

 

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Affordable sunglasses are simply a must-have for festival/concert goers. You need to shield your eyes from the sun if possible, so why not do it in a fashionable way? Round sunglasses are the trending and can be found at all price points.

Forever 21 Two-Tone Round Sunglasses
$7.90 (0h 25m)

 

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Taking care of your skin is already a necessity, but doing so especially during the summer is important. So not only do you need sunglasses to shield away from the sun, sunscreen is needed to protect your skin from the harmful rays.  This product can be found at numerous stores such as Target, Walmart, and local drug stores.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100  
$10.59 (0h 34m)

 

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From taking numerous videos, calling, texting, and being on apps all day, your phone battery is only bound for destruction! It can be saved by buying a portable charger to use when your phone is either dead or in the process of dying.

PNY PowerPack Portable Charger  
$13.99 (0h 44m)

 

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Whether it’s a top rated DSLR camera, or a point and shoot, I think everyone should have a camera (other than their phone) to capture great memories!

Fujifilm Instax mini 8 Instant Film Camera   
$59.99 (3h 8m)

 

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Water is an essential component of life, but it is also essential to your survival during the extremely hot days on festival grounds. Many festivals supply water bottles, but they’re usually plastic which means you’ll have to continue to purchase water. So why not buy one that will last and you can continue to use?

Molla Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle
$9.76 (0h 31m)

 

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This item is so important to have! Where else are you going to keep your phone, keys, camera, and any other valuable and important items? Satchels, cross body bags, and backpacks are perfect for storing!

Eva Aztec Embellished Tassel Cross Body Bag  
$30.00 (1h 34m)

 

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When it comes to festival season, everyone needs the perfect hat! Not only does a hat block the sun, it also gives your outfit the complete look!

Sarah Oversized Floppy Fedora  
$20.00 (1h 3m)

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For those long, all day festivals, investing in a portable chair is something that should be essential.   When tired of standing or walking around, you can simply set this chair up and take a sit without refraining from your fun!

Quik Chair Folding Quad Chair with carrying bag  
$13.08 (0h 41m)

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Mosquitoes and bugs are the top 10 things to consider about being outside in the summer. Bug sprays feel so sticky,  and let’s not get started on the smell. Discover the joy of clip-on repellent and no longer worry about any of that spray stuff. Perfect for festivals!

OFF! Clip-on Mosquito Repellent  
$6.75 (0h 22m)

 

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A portable package of wipes is an easy essential to make it through a day of a festival! You’ll be able to keep your hands, face, and feet clean and prevent the spread of germs. Since you’re going to be around a lot of people, wipes are a good way to stay cleanly.

Kleenex Fresh and Go Wipes- 10 Count  
$0.99 (0h 4m)

 

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Let’s face it. The weather this year has been all over the place. So there is a possibility that during your festival time. It could be rainy, but shows will continue to go on. Keeping a poncho or rain jacket in the car or having it on you is needed!

Disposable Showerproof Festival Poncho  
$2.00 (0h 7m)

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Having medicine on you, I believe, is one of the key essentials. From pains to minor aches, no one wants to have problems while trying to enjoy themselves and have fun. Keeping a few pills in your bag will ensure that if you have an issue, you’ll be able to take care of it right away.

Walgreens Ibuprofen 200 mg Caplets  
$10.99 (0h 35m)

What items are on your packing list for an outdoor festival?

Written by: Morgan Fitzpatrick

 

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